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New Compact Tractor Advice

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by SouthSide Cutter, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,644

    I agree 100% with you darryl. You can only do, what you can do. If that means buying a New Holland/Case, Agco, Massey, Kubota, Deere, or whatever brand, go for it. They are all pretty good machines with similar features, and from companies that have been around for a long time.

    I didn't start this arguement here. I was responding to SSC's question about his choices and what he has looked at, or has a chance to buy, and a Kubota fan (lawnking) took exception to what I said apparently in my first post here (which is true regardless of whether or not they like it), and then all this BS started.
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,644

    It is insignificant if the weight of the tractor (even with a FEL) is not enough to keep the tractor from tipping over backwards or at the very least from lifting the front wheels off the ground trying to lift that weight. Common sense should have told you that.:hammerhead:
  3. alanauer

    alanauer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    Guys. Guys. Let's pretend our dialogue is all face-to-face. And the other guy has a hundred pounds on you and you just came out of hernia surgery. And he holds a demand note on your house. And he went out with your wife before you met. And he has a piece of equipment that you might need to borrow next week. And ... well, you get the idea.
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,644

    On here, FTF. Don't matter to me, and I don't care who has the weight advantage. I don't appreciate a guy coming on here and making statements to the effect that I'm smoking dope or on any type of drugs, or most of all that I'm a liar.

    The facts/links are all there for anyone to go and read, and then do some research on who has been at the forefront of product developement for the last 20-30 years between the two manufacturer's, and you will see it has clearly been Deere. Heck, just go around to used tractor lots and look at what was available for a long time on a Deere before it became available on a Kubota going by model year vs model year. Kubota has always made good machines, no question, but they have always (until very recently) been spartan at best in their features.
  5. Ducati996

    Ducati996 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    I came back because playing twist tittie with a tool is fun....the B2630 and B3030 were always the competitive comparison to the 2x20 series.....the B2620 dosent have postion control.....yeah by you comparing a lesser model, you look better, but in reality its always been the B2630 and B3030 series....which have better spec when using the backhoe, FEL or 3 pt hitch

    when lift capabilities are a few hundred pounds more, it is significant - its 20%to 30% higher, which is a significant difference.....I dont need you to speak numbers, since tools dont understand math......they have larger cylinders, height, reach, breakout force and higher PSI....and cost about the same as the 2520 and 2720 series.....

    Once again I have a Deere 2520, and I would never say the 2x20 series is better than the B2630 or B3030...you know why? because its not....dosent make the 2520 a bad machine, its just not a 3 sp hydro, with a better backhoe or FEL than Kubota.....you can do FEL work in mid range with a Kubota but not with a Deere 2x20...why is that? because its only 2 speed, and low is only FEL work and its slow in that range (hence less productive)

    at this point I dont give crap about the other models you bring into the mix....your not even rational in your postion.....you overstate Deeres features and functions and specifications.....again its not a knock against Deere, its a rebuttal to buttheads in general....the machine is great either way
  6. Ducati996

    Ducati996 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Well maybe I was wrong about the dope....maybe its something else? who cares, actually

    Your thumping your chest like your the expert, and really your not.....now your gonna say the kubotas will tip over because they out spec Deere? that is just a lame response, and implies Deere has better stability than Kubota....another BS opinion spouted off by the chest thumping expert.....proper ballast regardless and proper operational use and ability by the user, insures that will be minimized - and that hazard is universal with all brands
  7. Ducati996

    Ducati996 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    well either way I will have the same exact dialog with someone who is incorrect....I assure you Im not a internet keyboard jockey, and he can keep my wife, he has earned her :)
  8. Ducati996

    Ducati996 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Attached are two spec sheets from Kubota comparing the 2720 and 2520 to the B2630 and B3030.....since the hydraulics are identical on each model on both manufactures on both sides, its pretty accurate and clear....

    Kubota is significantly more powerful, has better FEL height, better breakout, digging depth (back hoe), etc..... plus a 3 speed hydro....a feature Deere needs desperately in this series, and is the #1 request

    the 2520 and 2720 are Deeres best in that size offering....so is the B2630/B3030 series from Kubota

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  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,644

    You can name call all you want while you're safe sitting behind your computer screen. That's what gutless cowards do.

    You're the blowhard making up facts and statements to suit you. No one here, including me, ever said that the Kubota would tip over backwards because it is less stable than a Deere. What I said (since your reading comprehension seems to be rather poor) is that having to much rear lift capacity is useless if the weight capability of the tractor to lift it and hold down the front end isn't there.

    There is not 20-30% difference in lift capacity either.Using the stats in the links above- Deere 4X2X series= 2500 lbs @24" behind the link ends. Kubota Grand L 40series= 2646 lbs @ 24" behind the link ends. Since you can't seem to do math yourself, that's only 146 lbs or 5.25% difference.

    Deere 400X loader- 2368 lbs at max height, at pivot pin. Grand L40= 2489. Those numbers have only been that high for Kubota fairly recently. deere has had them for 13 years or more.

    The Kubota 2630 (68.5 CI) has a smaller displacement engine than the Deere 2520 (81.2 CI), and runs at a higher rated speed to achieve that, which translates into a shorter useful engine life all else being equal (maintainence wise).

    The Deere 2520 weighs- 1865 lbs
    The Kubota 2630 weights- 1786 lbs.

    Except for the lift on the Kubota being a higher on the 3 point, the Deere has more advantages.

    Deere came out with a high tec tranny first (the Pow'r Reverser)
    Had higher lift capacities for year before Kubota finally caught up
    Has wet clutches for the drive clutch, while Kubota STILL uses a dry clutch.
    Has the steering drag lin behind the heavy cat front axle where it's protected from being bent by unseen stumps, while Kubota still places them out in front of the axle where they can get bent if you're bushhogging at more than creeper speed and accidentally hit an unseen stump.

    Deere had a tractor mounted joystick LONG before Kubota ever did.

    Like I said before, the list goes on. Deere comes out with it, and everyone plays catchup. Then Deere does it again, and the cycle starts all over.

    You lose the argument that the Grand L is far superior and don't want to talk about that one anymore, so you turn to the 2X2X series Deere, and Kubby 2630. You're still losing jackwagon.:rolleyes::hammerhead::hammerhead:

    The 2520, and 2720 are Deere's only offerings in that class, but Kubota had to come out with the 2X3X series to best them at anything, which wasn't much when you actually read the specs in their links.

    I am not an expert, but I seem to know the facts a whole lot better than you.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  10. Ducati996

    Ducati996 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    just stick with comparing the top of the line models and in many or most cases Kubota comes out on top - looks at the comparison sheets and yes 30% or more in some areas is significant.....if you got a 30% raise would you consider that a little or a significant raise? L4240 and the best loader...3pt ability seems pretty high.....whatever the sheets are there for all to see

    I really dont care who did what 15 years ago....the 4100 came out in 1998, followed by the 4110, 4115 then the 2x20 series....plenty of time to add a 3 sp hydro....and they never did....real trail blazers there :(

    and the FEL and 3pt on the B2630 & B3030 are around 30% or more improved over Deere 200cx loader...its been that way since 2006 when i got my 2520

    personally I dont care but Deere aint trail blazing in these models anytime soon....

    yours truly,

    Gutless coward...just dont call me yellow OMG!

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